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Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

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Address: Bristol, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-643-2756
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Once you get into the woods, this is a pretty tough trail, with plenty of tree roots and, as the sign at the trailhead tells you, a maximum grade of 63%. Though I have in the past... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you get into the woods, this is a pretty tough trail, with plenty of tree roots and, as the sign at the trailhead tells you, a maximum grade of 63%. Though I have in the past scampered up and down Alps (one or two of the smaller ones) I have to admit that when I came to the second... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Once a year we hike here. One of the best in the area. It is a short hike, of only 3+ miles in total, but strenuous. You cross crystal clear creeks on small wooden bridges down in Edenish glens, and rise back up to pine and wire grass, or oak and wire grass highlands, Safe place to hike during hunting... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Spent the last 2 days in Bristol, FL at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve adding to my Wildland Firefighter training tool box. This is a beautiful spot where a great deal of work has been done to restore the environment to its pre settlement condition. Day one, nice. Night one, raining. Day 2 raining.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The first thing I must warn you is that the area around the parking and for the next mile or so is gopher tortoise habitat; so please watch were you park or where you step, and for no reason should you grab or disturb one. It is illegal to pick them, take pictures with them or just plain harass them.... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Visited during my stay at Torreya State Park. The bluffs are amazing. You can shoot many gorgeous pictures here. Wildlife is beautiful. Night sky is beautiful. Fireflies buzz at night. So much to see.

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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

For many central floridians getting the time to get to the mountains for hiking is a 3-4 day issue. Well I found the place for a 2 day getaway. You must visit this place. There's not another place in Florida like this. It offers trails like that in Northeast or Northwest Georgia. Serious up and downs with switchback trails that... More 

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Gregory, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

This Preserve was the reason I drove down to the panhandle from Michigan. As an amateur Paleo-ecologist, this area interested me as an example of a non-glaciated ecosystem. The most interesting plant to me was the Pinus palustris, the Long leafed Pine.(very Pliocene!) It was 37 degrees at the trailhead when I started hiking, but the sun was shining. Prepare... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Having hiked mostly on the coastal panhandle--where everything is flat--this was really a great surprise. It is definitely not flat. It has ravines that you go down into and then back up to the top. The forest is quite different as well. But the view from the bluff is fabulous--you just don't think of Florida as having real bluffs! Great... More 

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